As much as I use to love this school I must urge you to reconsider sending your child here at this time period. I have been involved in the PTSA for many years and I have had multiple children who have attended this school, but due to recent actions taken by an Interim Principle I am in pure disbelief. However, the teachers are simply phenomenal my little girl always talks about how much she learns in Science class. Also the school has a garden which gives the kids hands on biology experience which I think is something very few schools are able to offer.
The school's name is Doctor's Charters of Miami Dade, florida. And we are aware that my son is not the only kid that has been bullied at that school. The principal is not at the school because he doesn't even live in florida, and the active principal is the viceprincipal Douglas Garber, whom we told innumerable times about my son's problem. We consider ourselves lucky for the simple reason that our son is strong. I quote my son, "Mr. Garber thinks that kids sometimes are mean but it doesn't mean it is bullying, papi, i don't think he understand" and i agree. I think that until schools accept that they have a problem with bullying they will keep using denial as a solution.
I go to DCS and I really like it here, the teachers are really nice and so are the kids. I'm glad to be at this school
A lot had changed since my last post. The school has attained the Florida Gold Seal of Excellence and it has been named on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools in 2011". Homework load still heavy and the amount of projects for several teachers at the same time are still a lot. But the atmosphere in the school is excellent and students and parents work together with the administration to continue bringing the best for all. Administration is paying more attention to parent s concerns and tries to resolve issues where all parties benefit from the solution. The amount of school related activities continue high. Congratulations to DCS for an excellent work.
it is great I love it. I am applying for admissions. I can't wait til' me 2011-2012 school year. So EXCITED!!
This school is great. It has a great staff, excellent administration and a very accommodating, knowledgeable and professional Principal-Mr. Meredith. We have our 2 children there since Jr HS and I believe that the education, guidance and preparation for college is SECOND to NONE when it comes to the MDCPS system. Kudos to DCS!!!!
i have two children there. one with math issues. the teacher tutored students that were willing to stay a bit longer every afternoon.
My son has been a part of DCS since 8th grade, he has major issues before coming to DCS. DCS acdemically, work through these issues. They did their jobs, TEACHING, DISCLIPINE, AND CARING. My son will graduate next year. Thanks to the determined and hard working teachers at DCS. The administration works hard to maintain the best for DCS Mr. Meredith, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Garber and now the new counselor Ms. Chairge. The TEACHERS are hard workers and they give their all. Everyone past and present at DCS has done their part to make this maintain DCS' 'A' rating and to keep DCS a top notch educational institution, keep up the good work DCS you are great! Thank you for caring and making my son a success!!
It has perfect academic classes. It has classes that my child loves. It allows her to pick her own classes for ellectives.
It is an excellent school with strong accademic course work. Like many public schools could have a better annual budget and better teacher salaries. Lacks an athletic field and gym equipment. There is only one professionall built combination basketball-Volleyball-tennis court. The school could have more support with the art department.
My child came to DCS from a tough, under-achieving school, having mastered looking like a thug and acting like he didn't care. He was accepted because his grades were acceptable but only as a result of his previous schools low standards. Not surprisingly, his transition was a difficult one. He was suddenly in a setting where high grades and good manners were cool. By the end of his first marking period it seemed sure that he would fail-out. Happily MS. Sullivan and his teachers saw the light he had hidden inside. They let us know that all wasn't lost and worked with him. Believe me he struggled but never under-estimate the power of caring tachers and staff to inspire your child. The 2nd marking period he just made his required GPA. The following year he made the honor role. When he graduates this year we will miss DCS.
A top notch scholastic enviroment. I've always felt that an organization's 'tone' and quality filter from the top down. This school is no exception. The principal, Mr. Gary Meredith, is very 'hands on'; so much so, I wouldn't be surprised to find out he lived at the school. He is very dedicated to his work and always strives for excellence--thereby setting an example which permeates the entire school. Mr. Meredith has an 'open door' policy for parents and is very receptive to their concerns. In short, he's a good guy.
Doctors Charter School is the best game in town. MAST has lowered it's standards and does not have the quality of students that you will find at Doctors. You can't beat the language arts department!
We are so thankful for such a wonderful school here in Miami Shores. My son has excelled in every area of his education. He loves the school and the teachers. Yes they are strict and have lots of rules but I think at this stage its good. The teachers are great. Ms Charles, Ms Tennison and Ms Martinez are excellent. Students are well behaved and very talented. Great School!
A preparatory academy in one of the best-kept secret neighborhoods in America, a true gem. Great kids, great staff, great parents, in an amazing area that you would never believe is in the middle of a major metropolis. Once you find Miami Shores, you never want to leave.
Very good acadamically, but policies are often unfair and too strict. Many teachers have left this year, but the others are great! the lunches and school activities do not seem to be met with much enthusiasm from anyone.
This School has many teachers and faculty that harass the students with threats of detentions and demerits for ridiculous reasons. They seem to prey on average and below average academic students instead of teaching and helping them so they can cleanse their school to keep their test scores up at the expense of the students.
Most of the teachers are very determined and intelligent. I came from Miami Shores Barry University Charter School and all of the teachers who came from there are excellent. Ms. Tennison, Ms. Charles, Ms. Sanders, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Mosher, Ms. Jadallah are all wonderful teachers. Though some of the rules and policies are too strict.
Thanks to the Excellent New Leadership this school gets better every day!
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